Category Archives: OP-ED

Eric’s Top Ten of 2017

I had to cut more great movies from my list this year than I think I ever have. My heart burns for Brigsby Bear, The Shape of Water, Free Fire, Coco, The Killing of a Sacred Deer, not to mention surely great movies I missed like Call...

Dave’s Top Ten of 2017

While 2017 may have been a crappy year in almost every conceivable aspect (as someone on Reddit pointed out, “2016 was the year your favorite celebrities died, while 2017 was the year your favorite celebrities career’s died”), it seemed as if Hollywood anticipated this downward spiral and...

Friday the 13th: Ranked

Years ago, when my brother and I recorded our Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter commentary track, I put out the question: “How do you rate crap?” Indeed, how does one rate what is objectively a bad series of films? Friday the 13th is about as repetitive...

A Horror Renaissance

I haven’t had much confidence in modern horror films for what seems like a long time. That’s not to say there hasn’t been anything worthwhile in the last twenty years. It’s more that the current state of the genre was so depressing that my interest fell. We’ve...

An Open Letter to Dennis Hauck

A cry into the internet void about missing the writer/director’s extreme-limited-release 35mm roadshow indie drama, Too Late. We tried to see your movie. We really did. I ate up everything about this movie I could without spoiling it for myself. I read more than one review comparing...

Steven Soderbergh: The Invisible Auteur

It’s been a minute since the Schizopolis episode dropped, but I have some more stuff to say about Steven Soderbergh. In our Criterion Erection episode we briefly touched on something huge: Soderbergh received two Oscar Best Director nominations for the year 2000. My uninformed comment on the...